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Personal Injury – Advice From Montana Personal Injury Lawyers

Anyone who has suffered a personal injury would like to focus on their healing and recovery.  Too often however, determining fault, insurance disputes and other legal issues can add unwanted stress and anxiety into your healing process. Hoyt & Blewett PLLC is happy to serve and advise you as Personal Injury Lawyers experienced in Montana state law. Continue reading “Personal Injury – Advice From Montana Personal Injury Lawyers”

Montana Supreme Court Upholds $3.98 Million Verdict Obtained by Hoyt and Blewett PLLC for Brain Injury

As reported by KXLF, the Montana Supreme Court issued an opinion on March 17, 2015, unanimously upholding a $3.97 Million jury verdict rendered for a Missoula man and wife in 2014.

Allen Ginn suffered a brain injury, among other injuries, when a log fell on him at a Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. mill in 2008.  Ginn, a logger, was injured while he delivered a truckload of logs to the mill.  The catastrophic injuries Ginn suffered required him to incur extensive medical bills and caused him to lose his logging business. Continue reading “Montana Supreme Court Upholds $3.98 Million Verdict Obtained by Hoyt and Blewett PLLC for Brain Injury”

Bakken Oil Field Accidents and The Keystone XL Extension

With the current focus on President Barack Obama’s recent veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline, his first veto since 2010, the issue of oilfields has become a hot topic. The XL extension of the pipeline has come under heavy scrutiny for environmental reasons. Instead of traveling east through Canada, the pipeline is currently planned to travel south through Montana and South Dakota. It is important to understand the effects this veto has on oil production, the Bakken Oil Fields and the number of Montana Oil Rig Accidents that we may see in the future. Continue reading “Bakken Oil Field Accidents and The Keystone XL Extension”

Great Falls Trial Lawyer Zander Blewett’s Firm Donates Van to Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County

As reported by the Great Falls Tribune, Zander Blewett of the Montana personal injury law firm Hoyt and Blewett donated $20,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County, a non-profit organization in Great Falls, Montana.  The funds were used to purchase a new large red van to transport at-risk youths to various after-school programs sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.  Continue reading “Great Falls Trial Lawyer Zander Blewett’s Firm Donates Van to Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County”

Car Accidents with Emergency Vehicles – Hoyt & Blewett

By Anders Blewett

First responders have a stressful job speeding en route to make it to a car accident. Most drivers have been around an emergency vehicle as it races to a scene with its sirens blaring. Montana law states that pedestrians and vehicles need to yield to authorized emergency vehicles with visual & audible signals. Sometimes it’s easy to pull over and make room for them, but in other situations where visibility is an issue- such as crossing an intersection or making a turn, it’s a lot more complex.

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When and Why a Car Accident Insurance Claim is Denied

When filing an insurance claim, there are always a few things to consider. You must always ensure you file your claim correctly and attach all necessary documentation, and understand that even if you have filed properly, there is no guarantee your claim will be approved or that you will be fairly compensated. The Montana car accident lawyers at Hoyt & Blewett have been handling claims against insurance companies for over 30 years, and are well versed in all areas of insurance claims and litigation. Continue reading “When and Why a Car Accident Insurance Claim is Denied”

Tips on filing insurance claims from Montana accident attorneys

Getting into an accident can be a very traumatic event, and dealing with the insurance company is often the last thing on one’s mind should be dealing with your insurance provider. But promptly reporting your insurance claim and providing supporting documentation is an important first step to ensuring that you get the settlement you deserve. The insurance claim lawyers at Hoyt & Blewett have more than 30 years of experience handling cases against insurance companies, and can assist you in reviewing and submitting your claim.  If necessary, Hoyt & Blewett is well prepared to file a lawsuit against the insurance company and proceed to a jury trial. Continue reading “Tips on filing insurance claims from Montana accident attorneys”

Distracted Driving: Tips to Avoiding an Auto Accident from Montana-Area Lawyers

By Anders Blewett

Texting is a way we communicate daily with most people in our lives, but when mixed with driving, it can be a very dangerous activity. While the state legislature of Montana has failed to enact any laws prohibiting the use of a cellular phone while driving, many cities around the state have passed ordinances which restrict drivers from using cell phones.  Using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is distracting enough to cause an auto accident that could be fatal to you or those around you. Continue reading “Distracted Driving: Tips to Avoiding an Auto Accident from Montana-Area Lawyers”

Truck Accidents – Advice From Montana Truck Accident Lawyers

By Anders Blewett

Truck accidents are a very serious issue that are responsible for numerous fatalities, injuries and accidents every year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), there has been a 20% increase in trucking accidents over the last 20 years. This has led to over 4000 truck accident related deaths per year in the United States. Continue reading “Truck Accidents – Advice From Montana Truck Accident Lawyers”